Jenkins, Richard Arnold
June 28, 1946 - February 20, 2021
Greensboro – Richard Arnold Jenkins of Brown Summit passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Jenkins family is planning to hold a service to celebrate his life at a future date.
He was born on June 28, 1946 in Greensboro to the late John Jenkins, Sr., and Earna Robertson Jenkins. He grew up in Greensboro and joined the U.S. Air Force when he finished high school. As a "jack of all trades," he was known for being able to work on almost anything. He accomplished many impressive goals in his life, including owning Jenkins Waste Management and being a successful cattle farmer. He loved managing his herd and was a member of the North Carolina Cattleman's Association.
Richard was known for being direct and to the point and for being extremely loyal to his friends and family. He loved his family and they greatly loved and adored him. He served them well as husband, father, and Papaw and will leave a void in the lives of all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents; grandson, Noah Belton; and brothers-in-law, Robert Smith and Warner Hartgrove, Sr. Richard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia May Jenkins; children, Mark Jenkins, Karen Belton (Glenn); sisters, Rebecca Smith, Mary Helen Hartgrove, Nan Oakley (Doug) and brothers' John Jenkins (Carolyn), and Donald Jenkins (Suzanne). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua Piper, Kenneth Jenkins, James Piper, Jr., and Jacob Jenkins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association
or AuthoraCare Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.
Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is assisting the Jenkins family.
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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Feb. 23, 2021.